Support to the Sudan Integrated Mine Action Service (SIMAS) Capacity Building

Contract partner: FSD - Swiss Foundation for Mine ActionCountry: Sudan Funding amount: € 44.000,00Project start: 01.12.2007End: 31.12.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

This project constitutes a Phase II to the previous project, ADC contract no. 2442-01/2007 (Dec '06 - Nov '07).

The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) continues to implement a capacity building project with the South Sudanese partner NGO, the Sudan Integrated Mine Action Service (SIMAS). The

project consists of the provision of international technical and management capacity

building advisers, technical and support equipment, vehicles and facilities as well as

mine action expertise and credentials in order for SIMAS to gain full operational

accreditation for mine and UXO clearance operations in South Sudan.

The project plan is designed to provide SIMAS with the administrative, logistic and

technical expertise to manage and conduct mine clearance operations. The plan aims

at providing the South Sudan Demining Commission (SSDC) with the first fully

equipped, technically proficient and operationally accredited national mine clearance

NGO in South Sudan, capable of conducting operations in communities where the

impact of mines or UXO is high, or in contaminated areas of high national importance.

The current project is funded by the Swiss and Austrian Governments. The total project budget is USD 363.939. The Austrian contribution covers the equivalent of USD 63.939, i.e. 44.000 EUR (according to the exchange rate at the time of compiling the project agreement, Feb. 2008).

project number2442-00/2008
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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